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Old 04-21-2003, 07:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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After 4 months of my son having "milk coating" (ped's diagnosis) that does not go away,and 2 weeks of my nips being red, sore, itchy and flaky, I've realized we have thrush (so THAT'S why I wanted to cry everytime he latched on a month ago...). Hubby has gone to store for gentian violet and acidophilous, and I am feeling remorseful over ignoring intuition regarding yeast.

Now my question...do I need to do something special to disinfect my danish wool breast pads? I can't find any info on this anywhere. :

Additionally, I just have to vent while I'm here...is my doc a %$#& idiot?!? He told me to put corn starch on Noah's dipe rash, which he said was yeast! He told me that was milk coating on his tongue. He told me breastmilk is "just milk" and has no protective qualities. And don't even let me start about vaxes and mercury. Grrrrr.....

Needless to say, I'll be finding another MD.

Sorry for rant...what about the pads?

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can't answer you about the rash, but we have thrush (again -- ugh) and i've been putting my bras in boiling water for ten minutes with a half cup of white vinegar per my LLLeader's advice. i'm also using disposable pads until it clears up just to not invite further trouble.

good luck -- thrush sucks!
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Ugh, I feel your pain. I don't know anything about those pads, can you wash them in hot water? The way I de-thrushed my bras was hot water with vinegar, you could try one and see if it kills it. If not, maybe sit them in the sun for a long time, sunlight kills thrush.

I'd definitely switch to disposables until you get better. Or none, even better.

I am a big fan of Bactroban ointment for thrush, if you can find a sane doctor to prescribe it, yours sounds like a moron. Like mine, LOL!

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I would think you could boil the pads. I agree it would be better to go to disposables or go without for the time being. The Blis system is another alternative, it stops leaks: www.blis.com

Here's a great page of what to do for yeast - and remember you need to treat both you and ds!

http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/yeast.shtml

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